Contract extensions for 36-year-old goaltenders are not typically the topic of discussion, but it could be for Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller.
Miller has had a great year in between the pipes for the Canucks and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
At 36, what kind of contract do you seek out?
Canucks beat reporter Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reported that Miller could be seeking a two- or three-year deal worth $3 million or 4 million, annually.
"I have to talk to management at some point and see if they're interested in something," Miller told the newspaper. "They'd have to give me an indication of a guideline -- or what the plan will be -- and kind of go from there. I've become more comfortable here and I've been trying to make the best of this year."
Jacob Markstom is a good backup goaltender for the Canucks, but no where near No.1 starting goalie caliber. More than likely, the Canucks could be waiting to see how Miller's season progresses before adding parts or extending his contract.
In 30 games with the Canucks so far this season, Miller has posted a 14-12-3 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average, a .920 save percentage and two shutouts.